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Linn County Sheriff: Eugene man arrested on sex abuse charge

Linn County deputies arrested Arthur John Schmalz on a sex abuse charge.

HARRISBURG, Ore. - Linn County deputies arrested a Eugene man Thursday on sex abuse charges.

According to the Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley, detectives arrested 45-year-old Arthur John Schmalz after a juvenile reported an allegation of sex abuse.

Riley said the reported crime arose from an event that occurred in 2014 in Harrisburg.

Deputies arrested Schmalz and charged him with first degree sex abuse. He was taken to the Linn County Jail where, after posting bail, he was released.

If anyone has information on this investigation, they are encouraged to contact Detective Mike Rossiter at 541-917-6682.

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